I am a research staff member in the research group “Structural Change and Regional Development” at the Austrian Institute of Economic Research since May 2018. In the course of my PhD studies I evaluated EU cohesion policy, with a special focus on the effects of financial assistance on actual beneficiary firms’ performance. Therefore, I was engaged with the set-up of a firm-level database matching beneficiaries’ data with the ORBIS business database. In addition, I gained experience in two OECD projects in which, beside others, I have been working on the effects of regional funds receipt for firms of different size.
Kurier (26/11/2018): “Starkes Wachstum: Industrie-Regionen profitieren besonders” ("Strong growth: industrial regions benefit particularly")
2018: Keynote (“Distribution and effects of EU regional funds in European regions”) at an event on the benefits of EU membership for Vienna, Bürgerforum Europa, Vienna
2017: Panel Discussant in discussion on “60 Years of EU and 15 years of Euro: Decay of a successful project?”, with Karl Aiginger, Claus Raidl, Josef Taus, Vienna
Selected conferences (since 2014):
08/2018: 58th ERSA Congress, Cork.
11/2017: 10th FIW Research Conference on International Economics, EU Scepticism and EU Cohesion Policy: Microeconometric evidence on structural funds effects and EU citizens’ voting behaviour.
10/2017: 5th Master Class on Cohesion Policy at European Week of Regions and Cities, Brussels, On the effectiveness of EU Cohesion Policy during the Great Recession: Evidence from counterfactual analyses at the regional and firm level.
09/2017: 10th Geoffrey J.D. Hewings Regional Economics Workshop, Vienna, The influence of the local context on the implementation and impact of EU Cohesion Policy.
06/2017: 18th World Congress of the International Economic Association, Mexico City.
11/2015: Lecture at Österreichische Statistische Gesellschaft, Statistics Austria, Vienna.